The Pension Research Council sponsors research conferences on topics of timely interest to members. Topics span the range of private and public retirement programs around the world. Themes are suggested by the Advisory Board, and members have the opportunity to explore the social, economic, legal, actuarial, and financial implications of research developments for retirement security.
The 2020 Pension Research Council/Boettner Online Symposium on Managing Longevity Risk: New Roles for Public/Private Engagement discussed what rising longevity means for our future, how people perceive longevity risk, and the economics and psychology of working longer. Our May 7, 2020 Wharton online conference was by invitation only.
2019 Symposium: Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy
May 2 and 3, 2019
The 2019 PRC Symposium on Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy explored changing patterns of debt as the world ages and what these patterns will imply for retirement security. Implications for plan sponsors, benefits specialists, actuaries, academics, regulators, and plan participants were drawn out in terms of saving, investment, consumption, and housing expenditures. The conference was by invitation only.